Twitter officially unveils Live Streaming on mobile

Starting today for mobile twitter users, a new 'Live' button is now visible when composing a tweet, which allows you to start a live stream. As far as functionality goes, it is the exact same as starting a stream from the Periscope app. The new feature which has been trending on the popular social media platform with the #GoLive hashtag according to android police will compete alongside Facebook and Instagram live stream features.


Previously, users could view Periscope streams from Twitter, but could not add comments (instead asking users to download the separate application). As with streaming, all Periscope functionality for viewers is now available from the Twitter app, including leaving comments.

The blog post from Periscope is quick to mention that the separate Periscope app isn't going anywhere, and Twitter livestreams can be viewed from Periscope. The update should become available to all Twitter users over the next few days.


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